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Meeting Date: 
July 22, 2014


The meeting was called to order on July 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library.  Present were Stanley Young, Michael Dell’Orto, Corinne Blagbrough, David Potter, Rick Swenson, and Nancy Clark.

The June minutes were read and accepted as written.  The Treasurer reported $55 had been spent to buy a shotgun microphone for the camera used to record the oral histories.

As for the Oral History Project – Elmer from the Barber Shop will be the next interviewee.  He will be asked for his views on the changing face of downtown.  Also proposed as interview subjects were Peggy Hardy, Sam Shea, and Dick Putnam.

The Heritage Commission/Historical Society will have a table on the Flat during Old Home Days, shared as usual with the Conservation Commission.  There will be a display about the Winter Carnival and books of photos showing views of Main Street, Then and Now.  The Images of America books will be on sale as well as the newly minted Tour of Historic Wilton brochures, priced at $2.  An effort will be made to stimulate interest in the Historical Society and Heritage Commission to increase membership.  Michael will film the parade.

Michael reported he is still waiting to hear about the status or whereabouts of the signs for Andy and the church.

Some anxiety was also expressed as to the whereabouts of the Dummy, removed some time earlier for refurbishment.  Rick said that the Dummy  was sitting down at Town Hall waiting for a part or two to arrive, after which it would be reinstalled in time for Old Home Days.

David has been compiling a list of businesses that will benefit from inclusion on a supplemental sheet tucked inside the Tour of Historic Wilton brochure – shops and restaurants and artists’ studios.  Directions to the Heald Tract and the Sheldrick Forest will also be supplied.

It was agreed that the Heritage Commission would not meet in August when members will be otherwise engaged with Old Home Days activity.

The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.

                                                                                         Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                    Nancy Clark, Secretary